An Elk Grove man has been arrested by Rocklin police on suspicion of burglary after officers responded to a report of a prowler.
Kenneth Oryan Linden, 26, is suspected of taking items from several unlocked garages and storage sheds, according to a Police Department news release.
Officers received a report about 2:40 a.m. Thursday of a prowler in the 6400 block of Sonora Pass Way. The resident reported seeing a man in light-colored clothing walking in her interior courtyard.
Officers found the side garage door open and reported that it appeared someone had rummaged through the garage. They tracked a fresh set of footprints through wet grass away from the residence.
The footprints led to Crystal Lake Court, where officers found an unoccupied parked vehicle registered to an individual with a Dixon address. The vehicle, which was not familiar to residents of the street, was open, with various tools and property inside, police said.
Officers continued searching the area and found two open side gates at homes, one on Crystal Lake Court and the other on Sunburst Court. They also located a ransacked shed and various items of personal property scattered around one of the back yards.
Officers eventually spotted a man, who closely matched the description of the prowler, walking on Sonora Pass Way. Police said Linden initially tried to avoid arrest by giving a false name.
In addition to burglary, he was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, possession of narcotics paraphernalia, being under the influence of a controlled substance and giving false identification to a police officer.
Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call the Rocklin Police Department at (916) 625-5400.